Alderman Hughes-Penney

The Ward of Cheap is one of the leading business Wards in the City of London.

As your Alderman, I am in a position to use my experience to lead the Ward civic team and represent you, your interests and your business. After many meetings with voters I have learned that the following are the most important priorities for our Ward:

  • Ensuring Cheap remains an attractive and convivial area in which to come and work;
  • Building community and networks amongst workers and businesses for their mutual benefit;
  • As we come out of the pandemic, ensuring that the City of London rebuilds more sustainably;
  • Championing responsible investment and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Following Brexit, protecting the best interests of the City;
  • Harnessing the City’s traditional expertise with its growing technology skills to create the world’s leading fintech hub;
  • Continuing my ongoing commitment to charity and caring for those in need;

Please click here to see my official profile including my committee appointments at The City Of London Corporation

Contact Me

Thank you for your interest.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any Ward matters in person,

please call 07784 298187 or email me at robert.hughes-penney@cityoflondon.gov.uk

 

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Leading the world

The Corporation of London plays a vital role supporting and promoting London as the world’s leading financial and business centre, partnering with local communities to increase opportunities for all Londoners and enhancing the capital as a culture hub.  It is headed by the Lord Mayor, who with the other elected members, comprising Aldermen and Common Councilmen make up the Court of Common Council that is the Corporation’s primary decision making assembly. Please click here to see how the Corporation makes decisions.

My Commitment

I have long been interested in financial and political life. For me, serving in elected office in the City provides a great opportunity to bring these two aspects of my life together.

I have received so much from the City of London: education at a Livery school; a grant from the Lord Mayor’s 800th-anniversary trust for a life-changing mission trip to South America; a stimulating career; and the opportunity to provide for my family.

Having received so much throughout my career, I have sought to give back to the City to help it to grow and prosper. While the pandemic and Brexit are likely to pose some novel challenges, which some worry may stunt this progress, I am a firm believer that with wisdom borne of centuries of experience, the City is primed to remain the world’s leading financial, legal, and professional services centre, and even reach new heights.

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Meeting Challenges

The City of London faces several challenges, none bigger than recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and supporting the global effort to save the planet. Alongside these, the City must learn to adapt to a future outside of the European Union; cope with a growing regulatory burden; and address the increasingly unsustainable levels of public, private, and personal debts that are widening divisions within society. As your elected representative, I am prioritising these issues and mobilise the City to find creative solutions

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A Thriving City

For the City to thrive in the future, we must make some important adjustments. In the COVID age of homeworking, we must ensure that our urban centre does not become less relevant but is instead utilised more intelligently to add value to professional life. We should also develop a pandemic recurrence prevention plan to instil even greater confidence in the City's resilience during crisis moments. Additionally, there is an imperative to restore the City’s reputation as a bastion of society’s interests by improving standards of conduct in financial services and expanding its charitable contributions.

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